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Besessenen

Photo: Wilfried Hösl

Wien 2010, Kaspar bech Holten, dir.

Kalitzke, Johannes

Die Besessenen (2008-09)

Duration: 130 minutes

Opera in four acts


English   Deutsch  

Libretto by Christoph Klimke, based on the novel by Witold Gombrowicz (G)


Scoring

S,M,CT,T,2Bar,B; 2.1(=corA).1.bcl.asax.barsax.1(=dbn)-1.1.1.1-perc(2)-pft-cel-sampler-harp-elec.git-accordion-strings

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Territory

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World Premiere
19/02/2010
Theater an der Wien, Wien
Kasper Bech Holten, director
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Company: Theater an der Wien / Klangforum Wien


Roles

MAJA Soprano
Mrs. OCHOLOWSKA Mezzo-Soprano
CHOLAWICKI Baritone
LESCZCUK Tenor
Prince HOLSZANSKI Countertenor
SKOLINSKI Bass
MALINIAK Baritone

Time and Place

Hotel Polyka - the woods - a castle


Synopsis

The aging Prince Holszanski reigns in a mysterious palace. The young lovers Maja and Lesczcuk, along with the legacy hunter Cholawicki are searching for hidden treasures in the palace. Cholawicki is keen on the precious collection of paintings while the young, free-spirited couple wants to get to the bottom of the story of Franio, who mysteriously disappeared. Maja and her partner are fascinated by the unknown, the fantastic and the poetic. It is this other reality, somewhere between eroticism and crime, that creates the peculiar atmosphere of this work. Only those obsessed with a different life are able to cope with their normal life. When illusion dies, love and poetry die, too.
Christoph Klimke


Moods

Poetic


Subjects

Magic/Mystery, Relationships


Recommended Recording

Theater an der Wien (WP)
NEOS 11203


Besessenen


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